Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen - The Welsh Valentines Day

If you’re looking to score a couple of additional brownie points this Valentines, forget looking to the French for inspiration, its the Welsh you need to look to… Dwynen (pronounced Doo-In-Wen) is the Welsh Saint of Love and in her honor, on the 25th January, we celebrate giving gifts and cards to our loved ones. Some go that extra mile by giving a traditional Welsh love spoon as a token of their love…. Love spoons are from Celtic roots and originate from when a young man wanted to show a girl of his wish to court her. Carved from wood, they would include different symbols representing what they wanted to tell their love interest; a key represents his giving of his heart and home, a chain represents a wanting of being together and a cage housing balls indicates the want of children and the number of balls showed how many. These are just a couple of…

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